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8Ware BD-400 Mini USB Bluetooth V4.0 Adapter Version 4.0

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8Ware BD-400 Mini USB Bluetooth V4.0 Adapter Version 4.0

  • Brand: 8Ware
  • MPN: BD-400
  • Part #: ADP8WR0400
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  • Wireless Technology:Bluetooth
  • Interface:USB
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"Does what it needs to, very handy gadget, just plugs in installs and away you go, Bluetooth connectivity to pc sorted."
 NZ G. ~ 09-05-19
"Excellent blue tooth device, easy to use and good range!"
 Guest ~ 18-04-19
"Easy to use with fast connection. Thanks"
 Guest ~ 14-01-19

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Features

8Ware Mini USB Bluetooth Adapter Version 4.0

The 8ware USB Bluetooth version 4.0 Adapter allows users to connect up to three Bluetooth devices together and transfer even the largest files quickly and easily. With the mini size adapter's lower power consumption; you can enjoy longer battery life on your notebook computer and other devices. This Bluetooth Class 2 adapter is compatible with PC computers, and offers a wireless range of 20 meter. It is great for a wide range of applications and smaller form factor devices in the healthcare, fitness, security and home entertainment industries.


What is Bluetooth 4.0?

Bluetooth 4.0 is exactly what the name would have you believe: its the next version of the same old Bluetooth technology we all know and love. Phones that have Bluetooth 4.0 are often referred to as Bluetooth Smart Ready while the accessories or peripherals taking advantage of this technology are dubbed Bluetooth Smart.

Dont worry, a Bluetooth 4.0 Ready phone will still be fully backwards compatible with your Bluetooth 3.0 accessories and peripherals so you wont have to throw out that old beat up headset just yet. Of course, using accessories and peripherals that are pre-4.0 will prevent you from taking advantage of Bluetooth 4.0s new features.


Does it make a difference?

Speaking of new features, what exactly are they? Well, the main one is the lower power consumption between two Bluetooth 4.0 devices. I think this is something worth getting excited about as Im sure a lot of you have found that when you use your Bluetooth (or just leave it connected) youre battery life starts to tank.

To avoid this, Bluetooth 4.0 devices wont be constantly communicating with one another when theyre paired. Instead, the devices will stay in standby until actual information needs to be sent over from one device to another. For example, imagine a Bluetooth 4.0 heart rate monitor. The only time the device would communicate with your phone is if/when your heart rate reaches a certain level. For all other times, the device remains in standby using little to no battery.

As a result, you get much better battery life. Such low power consumption means that devices like the heart rate monitor from the example can work from 6 months to even a couple of years on a single tiny batterys charge. The use of small batteries can reduce the overall size of the device and, as you can imagine, will make wearing things like a heart rate monitor or whatever accessory manufacturers come up with in the future much more practical.

- Wirelessly communicates with Bluetooth-enabled computers, printers, PDAs, cell phones, headsets, and more
- Allows any computer with a USB port to become a Bluetooth enabled computer
- Ultra-low power consumption
- Supports dual-mode and Bluetooth Low Energy
- Supports maximum asynchronous transfer rate of 3Mbps
- Wideband audio support: provides clear perception of voice when using a Bluetooth headset, and enhances the functionality of echo cancellation and noise reduction
- 2.4GHz ~ 2.4835GHz ISM Band
- Ultra portable - tiny enough to stay with your laptop
- Supports A2DP stereo audio wireless streaming
- Up to 20m maximum wireless range
- Built-in security to assure the privacy of your communication-pairing, encryption, and authentication
- Supports the following services: Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Dial-Up Networking (DUN), Bluetooth Proximity Profile, LAN Access (LAP), Object Push (OPP), File Transfer (FTP), Headset (HSP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control (AVRCP), Synchronization (SYNCH)
- Backwards compatible with Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2, 2.0 and 3.0
- Support operating system: Windows 98, 2000, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

Specifications

Manufacturer Part No: BD-400 Brand: 8Ware Product Type: -
UPC - Product Family: - Shipping Weight: 0.018 kg
PB Part No: ADP8WR0400 Product Model: -

Warranty: 12 months local warranty *
* Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
All warranties are return to base unless otherwise specified.

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Tim G.
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Great for mouse, bad for

5 April 2018
I would recommend this dongle to someone only needing a way to connect to a Bluetooth mouse/keyboard. I would NOT recommend this product to someone wanting to stream audio over Bluetooth.

Plug & Play/driver setup was easy and fast. I had setup/pairing problems. The dongle worked immediately, and no setup was required after plugging it into my workstation. My Bluetooth mouse was connected to my Windows 10 workstation within a minute of plugging in the dongle.

However, music audio playback to my late model Bluetooth headphones is very laggy. (My headphones are Sony MDR-1000X - I've always had excellent connection to other devices).

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Tyko48
14 May 2017
For anyone having trouble installing: try disabling your built in bluetooth chip in Control Panel \ Device Manager then make sure to restart PC. I was almost going to return mine, but that restart after disable got it going.
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Guest

not the best

13 May 2019
took a while to start working, and when i connect to my speakers or headphones (which are both in great working condition) sometimes it will just stop making any sound but it still says it's connected (so you have to reconnect the headphones or speaker for it to work again)
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NZ G.

Usb Bluetooth adapter

9 May 2019
Does what it needs to, very handy gadget, just plugs in installs and away you go, Bluetooth connectivity to pc sorted.
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0 out of 0 users found this review helpful
Guest

Excellent Bluetooth

18 April 2019
Excellent blue tooth device, easy to use and good range!
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0 out of 0 users found this review helpful
Guest

wifi

14 January 2019
Easy to use with fast connection. Thanks
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0 out of 0 users found this review helpful
Christopher W.
VERIFIED OWNER

Great

13 December 2018
Really good wish I got one sooner
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Simon O.
VERIFIED OWNER

Not for a mouse 1.4 metres away

22 August 2018
The 8Ware BD-400 dongle worked fine with my Bluetooth keyboard. But movements of both the mice I tested, (one Logitech, one Microsoft) were very jerky. The distance from the mouse to the dongle was about 1.4 metres, well within the spec. I had to return the dongle.

Instead, I now have a USB2.0 Bluetooth V4.0 Class 2 Dongle obtained from Jaycar. (No brand name is given for that dongle on their web site, but its packaging says Digitech.) That performed much better but still not perfectly with the mouse at the same distance to the dongle. With the help of a USB hub, I moved the dongle much closer to the mouse, about 0.4 metres. Now m...
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Barry R.

usb bluetooth

3 August 2018
good product and great for sharing with my phone
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Nick I.
VERIFIED OWNER

Good value purchase

28 June 2018
Works well, haven't had any issues with it. Good value for money :)
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Jason
VERIFIED OWNER

Can not connect Hesh 3

25 May 2018
Can not connect SkullCandy Hesh 3 headphones - there is also no support for this (8ware) product.
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Adam K.
VERIFIED OWNER
30 January 2018
Not a hassle at all to set up with motion controllers. Range was fine as well for the area I had set up
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8Ware BD-400 Mini USB Bluetooth V4.0 Adapter Version 4.0

  • Brand: 8Ware
  • MPN: BD-400
  • Part #: ADP8WR0400
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Features

8Ware Mini USB Bluetooth Adapter Version 4.0

The 8ware USB Bluetooth version 4.0 Adapter allows users to connect up to three Bluetooth devices together and transfer even the largest files quickly and easily. With the mini size adapter's lower power consumption; you can enjoy longer battery life on your notebook computer and other devices. This Bluetooth Class 2 adapter is compatible with PC computers, and offers a wireless range of 20 meter. It is great for a wide range of applications and smaller form factor devices in the healthcare, fitness, security and home entertainment industries.


What is Bluetooth 4.0?

Bluetooth 4.0 is exactly what the name would have you believe: its the next version of the same old Bluetooth technology we all know and love. Phones that have Bluetooth 4.0 are often referred to as Bluetooth Smart Ready while the accessories or peripherals taking advantage of this technology are dubbed Bluetooth Smart.

Dont worry, a Bluetooth 4.0 Ready phone will still be fully backwards compatible with your Bluetooth 3.0 accessories and peripherals so you wont have to throw out that old beat up headset just yet. Of course, using accessories and peripherals that are pre-4.0 will prevent you from taking advantage of Bluetooth 4.0s new features.


Does it make a difference?

Speaking of new features, what exactly are they? Well, the main one is the lower power consumption between two Bluetooth 4.0 devices. I think this is something worth getting excited about as Im sure a lot of you have found that when you use your Bluetooth (or just leave it connected) youre battery life starts to tank.

To avoid this, Bluetooth 4.0 devices wont be constantly communicating with one another when theyre paired. Instead, the devices will stay in standby until actual information needs to be sent over from one device to another. For example, imagine a Bluetooth 4.0 heart rate monitor. The only time the device would communicate with your phone is if/when your heart rate reaches a certain level. For all other times, the device remains in standby using little to no battery.

As a result, you get much better battery life. Such low power consumption means that devices like the heart rate monitor from the example can work from 6 months to even a couple of years on a single tiny batterys charge. The use of small batteries can reduce the overall size of the device and, as you can imagine, will make wearing things like a heart rate monitor or whatever accessory manufacturers come up with in the future much more practical.

- Wirelessly communicates with Bluetooth-enabled computers, printers, PDAs, cell phones, headsets, and more
- Allows any computer with a USB port to become a Bluetooth enabled computer
- Ultra-low power consumption
- Supports dual-mode and Bluetooth Low Energy
- Supports maximum asynchronous transfer rate of 3Mbps
- Wideband audio support: provides clear perception of voice when using a Bluetooth headset, and enhances the functionality of echo cancellation and noise reduction
- 2.4GHz ~ 2.4835GHz ISM Band
- Ultra portable - tiny enough to stay with your laptop
- Supports A2DP stereo audio wireless streaming
- Up to 20m maximum wireless range
- Built-in security to assure the privacy of your communication-pairing, encryption, and authentication
- Supports the following services: Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Dial-Up Networking (DUN), Bluetooth Proximity Profile, LAN Access (LAP), Object Push (OPP), File Transfer (FTP), Headset (HSP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control (AVRCP), Synchronization (SYNCH)
- Backwards compatible with Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2, 2.0 and 3.0
- Support operating system: Windows 98, 2000, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

Specifications

Date Created: 21:38, 20-06-2019
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/ADP8WR0400/8Ware-BD-400-Mini-USB-Bluetooth-V40-Adapter-Versio
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